Chinese Border Post in the Alatau

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Chinese Border Post in the Alatau

Located in the foothills of the Dzungarian Alatau range, just outside the town of Wenquan, in Bortala Mongol Autonomous Region in far western Xinjiang, this military post fortifies the China-Kazakhstan border. The post is located a short distance from the old Soviet-Xinjiang tungsten mining operation.